Miss. Dems allow Luckett on primary ballot for gov

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Without debate, the Mississippi Democratic executive committee has decided Bill Luckett can appear on the party’s Aug. 2 primary ballot for governor.

The committee’s unanimous decision came Saturday — one day after The Associated Press obtained public documents that raise questions about whether Luckett meets the constitutional requirement of being a Mississippi resident for the five years leading into the general election.

AP obtained election commission records Friday from Shelby County, Tenn., showing Luckett voted Nov. 7, 2006, in Memphis. That’s five years and one day before Mississippi’s Nov. 8 election.

Luckett tells AP he has lived in Mississippi “over 61 years straight” and has owned multiple homes, including several in Tennessee.